Wintertime Braised Oxtail Stew
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Winter Meals Braised Oxtail with Potato Purée

As the weather in the Sonoran Desert finally cools down, the morning temperatures are just low enough to use the fireplace. Once winter arrives, I  look forward to that first fire and spend all morning staring into the flames. Along with those indolent desert winter days come the addictive comfort …

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Spicy Gin Winter Punch
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Spicy Gin Winter Punch

When you’re looking for a beverage to enjoy on a cold winter’s eve, this delightfully spiced cocktail is a must-have! Mirabeau rosé wines and liquors are delicate, divine, elegant, and uncomplicated — a surefire way to enjoy the flavours of the French countryside in the comfort of your own home. …

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Hearty Winter Stew Grillade Aigriada Saint Gilloise
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For a Hearty Winter Stew try Grillade Saint Gilloise

A slow-cooked meat stew, Grillade Saint-Gilloise, might be the perfect winter recipe. A hearty meat dish, this recipe typically includes beef or bull (taureau) chuck, onions, anchovy fillets, and capers. Sometimes called agrillade, aigriade, in Arles broufade, in Provencal broufado.  The key to this recipe is the long marinating time. …

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Winter Dinner Menu 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

French Flavours a Winter Menu with Acquiesce Wines

We asked Susan Tipton of  Acquiesce Winery to curate our Winter Menu for 2022. She selected three French recipes (starter, main course, and dessert) and paired them with a selection of Acquiesce wines. This winter menu highlights the flavours of France along with California wine pairings. If you live in …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2022

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Warm Winter Recipes from Provence
LambMain CoursePetra CarterProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

My Warm Winter Menu from Provence

The following menu is for cold days, regardless of where you live in the world. These three recipes are easy to prepare. The soup can, and almost should be, made in advance to maximize the marriage of flavours. The slow-roasted lamb requires very little preparation time and even less monitoring …

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Provence Grapevines November Winter Pruning
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Winter in Provence Means Pruning the Grapevines

This article “Winter Pruning: Why so Severe?” first appeared on Michèle Foster’s Think Pink Blog. Pruning: Out with the Old In wintertime, I find myself feeling a little sorry for the grapevines at the vineyards in Provence. The pruning looks severe, but we know that grapes grow on one-year-old wood. …

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Winter Dinner Party Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Winter Dinner Menu from La Cuisine Provençale

Menu for a Cozy Evening Earlier this year, Jane Satow launched La Cuisine Provençale – an interactive cooking school in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Tucked away in the heart of charming St Rémy, La Cuisine Provençale is on a quiet street with a small square. After several months of renovation work, Jane gave …

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Winter in Provence Holidays
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Winter Holidays in Provence 7 Things To Do

Provence is one of the many regions in France blessed with breath-taking landscapes and incredible food. Most people associate the area with summer activities, lavender fields, and rosè wine. But Provence is much more than that. This fantastic region opens its arms to protect you from the cold, dark months …

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Winter Holidays French Riviera French Riviera Winter Festivals Mimosa
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Winter Holidays on the French Riviera

The owners of Riviera Experience, both from southern California, would not trade winter on the French Riviera for any North American “snowbird” experience. Forget wintering in Florida, Arizona, or California! The famous Côte d’Azur has long attracted travellers in the first few months of the year. When the French Riviera …

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